We Demand the Right to Vote was witten and illustrated by Meneese Wall, who resides in Santa Fe.
American women were denied the right to vote for 144 years. So what were our foremothers doing while our forefathers were voting and making recorded history? They were fighting for women’s social & political freedom, with the aim of securing women’s right to vote.
We Demand the Right to Vote: The Journey to the 19th Amendment is an illustrated introductory overview of American women’s first civil rights movement known as “Women’s Suffrage.” This pivotal 72-year struggle for women’s social and political equality—from 1848 to 1920—culminated in women winning the right to vote via the 19th Amendment. Written from the national movement’s perspective in a conversational, easy-to-read style, We Demand the Right To Vote commences with Native American cultural influences and continues with women’s conventions, arrests, trials, petitions, battles won, and those lost to reveal society’s slow acceptance of women’s involvement outside of their socially prescribed realm.
Throughout the book’s journey, enchanting artwork—inspired by historical events, people, quotes, and memorabilia—visually illustrates the various critical moments chronicled in each chapter.
Visit Meneese's website to view her entire collection of art and writing, meneesewall.com.